What is the truth behind the smile?

Anthony Ireland, Julie Williams, Nicola Atack, Jonathan Sandy

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There are a number of controversies that surround orthodontics and orthodontic treatment and this article aims to discuss the current thinking and evidence base. The topics that will be discussed in turn are:
Short term orthodontics – why isn’t all treatment short term?
Appliances - What’s in a name?
Can modern appliances make the teeth move faster?
Can we make the jaws grow?
Extraction vs. non-extraction treatment – does it affect the outcome?
Canine guidance- has it gone to the dogs?
Lower incisor position – so what?
TMD and orthodontics – cause or cure?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Orthodontic Journal
VolumeSpecial Edition
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017


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